There are 9 ways to get from Lucerne to Hamburg by train, plane, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Zurich, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hamburg (HAM) ZRH - HAM

$68 - $240

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Bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Hamburg 024 / ...

$53 - $93

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Train to Basel, fly to Hamburg  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Hamburg (HAM) BSL - HAM

$79 - $299

Train to Zurich, fly to Bremen, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bremen (BRE) ZRH - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$179 - $414

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM

$107 - $313

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice

$194 - $315

Train  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Dammtor Ec / ...

$223 - $351

Train, night train  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf Nj 400

$116 - $174

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Hamburg 568 miles

$110 - $180

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Hamburg via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Basel SBB and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 31 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Hamburg is 736 km. The road distance is 908.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 9 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Lucerne to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Hamburg bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lucerne station.

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Lucerne to Hamburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Hamburg is to train which takes 9 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Lucerne to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 459.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Hamburg via Basel SBB and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in around 9 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Hamburg via Zürich and Zurich in around 15 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lucerne to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Hamburg is 909 km. It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to drive from Lucerne to Hamburg.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Zurich Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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